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Relations with France to be boosted, Premier vows

Updated: May 18,2016 9:38 AM

China is to strengthen cooperation with France in the hope that this will help boost the global economy, Premier Li Keqiang told the French foreign minister in Beijing on May 16.

Premier Li told Jean-Marc Ayrault the Chinese government attaches great importance to its ties with France. Beijing hopes to conduct in-depth cooperation with Paris infields including nuclear energy as well as working actively with it to explore other markets.

The Premier said China hopes bilateral cooperation will promote the two countries’ economic development and provide impetus for a global economic recovery.

The Premier said that by comprehensively deepening reform and actively expanding opening-up, China’s economy can operate within a reasonable range and change for the better in the long run. It can also prevent systemic financial risks and maintain stability in the finance sector.

Ayrault said, “I am fully confident about French-Chinese ties as well as China’s economic development.”

He said France hopes to keep promoting exchanges and cooperation with China in fields including nuclear energy and electricity, and strengthen multilateral communication and collaboration.